Digital Transformation of International Air Freight Terminal

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MAGAZINE  №3 (98) June 2020


CATEGORY  Global logistics projects Logistic infrastructure Logistic services market Transportation in logistics



The article deals with topical issues of digital transformation of air cargo transportation. It should help the air transport market to stop emerging threats and take advantage of new technologies for digital management of new business processes in a timely manner. The binder of the functional link between the forwarding network and an airline is a cargo terminal. The technological processes performed by the terminal and other subjects of the aviation supply chain as well as their compliance with the existing legal field, are analyzed. The uniqueness of the aviation cargo terminal functionality in the Russian Federation is emphasized. It is concluded that it is possible to create a digital platform for cargo terminal to organize fundamentally new business processes for managing air cargo transportation using data in digital form.
The result of the digital transformation should be the transformation of the international air cargo terminal into a «digital freight forwarder» – a «digital aggregator» of international air transport and related services. The article deals with a pilot project of a promising digital platform: transformation of the cargo terminal's work with Agency and subagent companies on the complex organization of international Express cargo shipments by air and combined (aviation- automobile) transport to individuals and legal entities.


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 Keywords:  digital economy digital platform digitalization digital logistics air cargo terminal cargo terminal

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